Why study business English?

Before I even begin to answer this question I’d like to start out by giving my personal opinion on what that term even means.  The only thing that makes sense to me is that business English is basically studying English for the purpose of earning a lot more money.  So basically, the main reason to study it comes down to earning more money in some way or another.

In the modern world of international business, it is important to be able to speak business English in a way that people can understand.  English is the international language of business and along with it comes a certain culture.  It is absolutely necessary to understand this culture.  It is no secret that people like doing business with people they like and trust.  Learning slang and humor are sometimes as important as knowing the technical terms when studying business English.  You need to know what to say, when to say it, who to say it to, and how to say it.  Most people don’t have any idea what they are doing in business meetings and feel stressed and confused about why they are not getting ahead in their company.

Many close friends of mine are CEO’s or have big jobs all over the world.  We often meet up and they share real life stories with me stories about what is happening in their companies and what most people, even with good formal educations, need to improve upon to get ahead.

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